Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 24 - Your favourite mortal.

Paul Blofis is my favorite mortal. Not only is he super cool, but he asked Percy if he could marry his mom. He even helped fight monsters in The Last Olympian. What kind of mortal does that? I like to think that he also didn't really mind that a Pegasus landed on his Prius. I also enjoyed his reaction to meeting Poseidon. So funny.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The post where I explain where I have been

So school has started again. I am taking five English classes (beginning to think that is a mistake) and most of them are fun so far. As fun as a week and two days of classes can be I suppose. I have caught up with my school friends and have met some fellow Whovians and a Starkid fan. Life is pretty good right now.

I am taking a young adult literature class and we get to read Speak, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Hunger Games, just to name a few. I am excited because Speak is the first book we are reading and it is followed by Perks of Being a Wallflower, but The Hunger Games is the last book we will read.

This weekend my sister wanted to get together, but I made up stories about not being available. She and You-Know-Who wanted to have me over for lunch, but I said I already had plans and their response was "dinner then." I said I would have to talk to Roommate. I talked to Roommate and we came up with the plan that I would owe her big time and she would come to dinner with me. My sister's response to this was "We want to have YOU over for dinner to spend time with YOU." Needless to say, I was thoroughly creeped out. I never, never, never ever want to spend time with those two idiots alone. EVER. Plus I'm pretty sure it was You-Know-Who that was sending me the text messages, not my sister. I'd rather have a meal with Cousin's mother. And that is saying something.

I was shocked to see that I didn't already have a Doctor Who tag...which is sad because I love, love, love Doctor Who. Doctor who makes me happy and since it returned on Saturday, I have been extra happy. The episode "Lets Kill Hitler" was hilarious, well parts were hilarious. The rest was plot and seriousness. All I will say of the episode is Hitler in a cupboard...

What is even more surrprising is I keep mentioning OTPs and I haven't ever mentioned Amy and Rory. I love the relationship Amy and Rory have. My other Doctor Who OTPs inclued: The Doctor (11)/River, The Doctor (10)/Rose, and The Doctor (all)/TARDIS.

Day 23 - A scene from the books that made you sad/cry.

The scene where Bianca di Angelo dies. Even though she wasn't in the book for long, I grew to like her and it was sad when she died. It was also sad what her brother had to go through. I always felt sad when I would read about Nico and how much he loves his sister. I sucks that he is the son of Hades and he couldn't do anything about her death.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 22 - A scene from the books that made you happy/laugh.

There are a lot of funny moments in the books, but the part at Hoover Dam is one scene that has always made me laugh. Everything is just better with the word "dam" added to it. I'm going to ignore that soon after all of the fun stuff happens, Percy meets Rachel. Because that wasn't so great. I'm going to go and drink out of the dam fountain now.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 21 - If you were stuck in an island forever with the condition that only one god could visit you, which god would it be?

Out of all of the gods in Percy Jackson I would pick Hermes. If it were any other book series about Greek gods I would pick Hades or Ares. But since this is the Percy Jackson series, I would pick Hermes. He seems most likely to keep me entertained.

Day 20 - Your favorite mythological creature?

Pegasus. The Pegasus are totally awesome. Horses with wings! They are the shit, I tell you. How else would Percy have been able to go on the quest in the Titan's Curse? Percy is a horse whisperer and Pegasus are the best thing Poseidon created.

Day 19 - Your favourite hero?

Is it too lame to say Percy? Because he really isn't from past mythology...I think I will go with his namesake, Perseus. He is really one of the few heroes that had a semi-happy ending. Why did Greeks love tragedies so much? Crazy Greeks.

Day 18 - Your favourite Greek myth?

The tale of Persephone is hands down my favorite. I love the original tale as well as several re-tellings. Persephone is an interesting goddess and Hades is an interesting god. The two of them make me curious and I want to know more about them. When I get around to reviewing The Goddess Test, you will know why I love the story so much.

Day 17 - Your favourtie minor god?

Hestia. You only see her in The Last Olympian, but she was pretty awesome. She was helpful in ways that the major gods weren't. She was what Percy needed. She may have always been there, but just because we didn't see her doesn't mean that she isn't as important as the other gods. She is the Last Olympian in a way.

Day 16 - Your favortie Olympian?

That is a tie between Athena and Poseidon. They have always been the two gods that I gravitated towards when I read mythology. And when I started reading the Percy Jackson series, they were instantly my two favorites (it doesn't hurt that their kids are my two favorite characters...).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

For some reason...

...I don't want this as common knowledge...

...scary thought. This is a reblog from Sexstrology. I reccomend checking it out. Some of the stuff is pretty interesting. And besides being a creeper with Roommate (long story or maybe just awkward story), I'm pretty sure I don't like "it kinky."

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 15 - Your favourite quote from the series?

This is one of my favorite quotes from the entire book series. I love this kiss between Percy and Annabeth after all of the chaos has calmed down and before the next adventure begins. It is from The Last Olympian (my favorite book in the series) and it was perfect.

Day 14 - Your ideal movie cast?

I'm going to assume this is for The Sea of Monsters. Even though they could have done a better job casting in the first movie (mainly Pierce Brosnan and Alexandra Daddario), I feel as if it wouldn't be the same with out the orignal cast. Plus Logan Lerman was perfect for Percy (remember I'm kind of biased on this...). They did a wonderful job casting the gods and goddesses and pretty much everyone else. I don't know who I would replace Brosnan and Daddario for, but I know my Annabeth choice will always be blonde.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 13 - Sea of Monsters movie: Yes or No?

Heck yes!! The chance to see more of Logan Lerman? Hell yes!! *fangirl dancing* I'm not excited for that movie at, not at all. *looks around innocently* My answer is yes, plus I'm pretty sure they have announced that they are making it. *happy dance* I already know that I will still hate movie Annabeth, but I can live with that. I just want more Logan Lerman. *grins*

Day 12 - Your favourite part in The Lightning Thief book that wasn't in the movie?

Where the Fates are sitting and knitting the blue socks of death! I love that part in the book and I really wish they had kept that in the movie. It would have kept up the comedy. I love the Fates in Greek mythology and I wish people would put them into movies more (I loved them in the Disney version of Hercules). The Fates are awesome! And they were knitting the blue socks of death!

Day 11 - Your least favourite scene from The Lightning Thief movie?

The scene where they are in Tennessee. No, just no. The whole bit with the Parthenon was just wrong. I really didn't like it very much. Plus Annabeth wasn't very bright in that scene (and everyone knows she is supposed to be blonde and way smarter than that). I wish that they had done that differently.

Day 10 - Your favourite scene in The Lightning Thief move?

Pretty much any scene with Medusa's head. Mostly when her head is in the sink at the motel. I die laughing every time I watch that part and it was done perfectly. That is exactly what I would have done with a Greek monster's head. I bet you are all surprised that I didn't mention a scene that has more Percy in it, but honestly I can't pick just one. So Medusa and her head for the win!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 09 - Your opinion of Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase?

She wasn't blonde. And she had an attitude...yes Annabeth in the books has an attitude, but not like they gave her in the movie. Did I mention that she wasn't blonde? That is part of why I love Annabeth. Annabeth breaks out of the stereotypical blonde mold. Annabeth in the books is awesome. Annabeth in the movie wasn't. She was I didn't like Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth. She just didn't fit the part.

Day 08 - Logan Lerman or Jake Abel?

Logan Lerman!! How could I ever not choose Logan? Jake plays Luke (and we all know that I don't like Luke) and he really isn't that cute. Logan plays Percy (who I love, love, love) and is gorgeous! Why do you think I read so many Al/OC fanfics? It is because almost everyone uses Logan Lerman for Al in their banners. *drool* I think I am at risk of being a fan girl...hehe. I really don't have a problem with that. I think I will have to have more Logan Lerman posts. Possibly with pictures:)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Aerin Renning is running from a past she would rather have stayed there. Dane Madousin is running to be anything other than what his father wants. When the two meet it is unlikely that they would become friends, but that is exactly what they do. It soon becomes clear that in order to solve the mysteries of the present they need to look to the past, something neither of them want to do.

For Aerin the past means reliving her father's death and the slavery that followed. For Dane it means coming to terms with the loss of his mother and why his father hates him. Together they will make discoveries no other student at the prestigious Academy 7 has ever made - discoveries that could get them killed or bring them closer together. They must unite to unravel a mystery as big as the universe itself. If they don't, they may lose each other forever.

Aerin and Dane are both very strong and likable characters. Aerin, a runaway slave, is mysterious and focused on her schooling. Dane on the other hand has known the comfort of the Alliance his whole life. While he has had a hard home life, this opportunity at Academy 7 has opened doors for his future. He is just as focused as Aerin and while they don't start off as friends they soon become close. The mystery of their parent's pasts bring them even closer as they begin to realize that they have more than friendship between them. Readers will enjoy reading about their interactions and will love the suspense as the story unfolds.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Gwen has grown up thinking that it was her cousin, Charlotte, who had the ability to time-travel. How surprising it was to find out that it was her instead. Gwen is soon introduced to the life that was supposed to be Charlotte's. Here she meets Gideon, a fellow time-traveler, who doesn't seem to be very keen about letting her know about her new life.

Only two trips into the past together has given Gwen the adventure of a lifetime. And it doesn't hurt that her companion is a cute guy who happens to seem interested in her. Still, there is the mystery of her cousin Lucy's betrayal and why the mysterious circle should not be closed. As the mystery thickens, it becomes clear to Gwen that not everyone should be trusted and she should trust her feelings even less.

Gwen is a strong character from the start. It is clear to readers that she has lead a normal life and that her cousin Charlotte has had anything but. When their lives are switched Gwen is confused and while some of the characters mistake her confusion for stupidity, it is clear she is not stupid at all. This book has more than just time-travel. The small bits of romance mixed in with the mystery will appeal to readers. The mystery is deepened just as the book is coming to a close and will leave readers wanting the next book, Sapphire Blue (2012). It is full of excitement and mystery; romance and adventure. A great read for those looking for an adventure.

Day 7 - Who is your least favourite female character?

Rachel Dare. She is kind of important to the story, but I honestly don't like her. She dated Percy before Annabeth and everyone could see that he was supposed to be with Annabeth and not Rachel (even though she was pretty awesome and threw a pink hair brush at the lord of the Titans...). I just didn't see where things could go with her besides her becoming the Oracle...and Percy ending up with Annabeth. That and I just wasn't too impressed with her to start with.

Day 06 - Who is your least favourite male character?

This would have to be Luke. Even though you feel sorry for him by the end of the series, what he did was just wrong. He was all buddy-buddy with Kronos and tried to kill Percy several times. And he hurt Annabeth. Anyone who hurts Annabeth deserves to be on the I don't like you list. Just thinking about him makes me a little on edge.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 05 - Who is your favourite female character?

Annabeth(the book version, because in the movie she sucked). She is totally awesome (did I mention that I would love to be a daughter of Athena myself? This is probably why I love Annabeth so much; or at least part of the reason). Annabeth would do almost anything to help Percy, even though in the beginning she isn't so sure about him. I would really like to be her...she gets Percy in the end and in Heroes of Olympus she is even on a quest to find him (he goes missing and Annabeth gets pretty scary...makes me go: O.o). Anyways, Annabeth rocks!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 04 - Who is your favourite male character?

Percy. How could he not be? He is the main character and without him there would really be no story. I fell in love with Percy the moment he saw the fates knitting blue socks of death. How could I resist his humor? Plus he is played by Logan Lerman in the movie (which is a sad version of the book, but was to be expected because it was made by Fox). Logan is super-mega-foxy-awesome-hot. And the Percy I have pictured in my head is too. If Percy were real, I would want to kick Annabeth's butt and date him for myself. Just sayin'.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 03 - If you were a demigod, whose child would you be?

I would have to say being a demigod would be awesome. Out of all of the gods I would probably be Athena's child. I have always like the children of Athena in the Percy Jackson books and how that she actually has kids. In all of the other books about Greek mythology that I have read Athena doesn't have kids because of that whole virgin thing. But in Percy Jackson they are all born from her head, like she was from Zeus' head.

In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

The adventure continues in the second book of the Song of the Lioness quartet. Alanna is now a squire to Prince Jonathan and is finishing her years at the palace. She must learn to face the three things she most fears - the Ordeal of Knighthood, love, and the Duke of Conté. She knows that it is only a matter of time before she has to face her fears and face what is to come.

Alanna is one of the best fencers at court and has caught the attention of not one but two of the men who know her secret. As her last years as a squire pass, she receives her first kiss and learns to love. She even learns how to be a lady by taking lessons from Mistress Cooper, The Rouge's (George) mother.

This book is filled with as much adventure, excitement, and even more romance than the previous book in the series. The same old characters are just as lovable as before and the new characters readers will love to hate. The book is written in the same style as the last (third person) with a bit more of other characters besides Alanna. Readers will love this book as much as the first and will want to read it over and over again.

My review of Alanna: The First Adventure can be found here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sarcasm is how I deal with stupid

So it is ten o'clock or so at night where I am and my sister just texted me. "You up?" I read. Of course I am up. It isn't after midnight. What person in their early twenties goes to bed before nine (unless they are really lame)?

I responded with, "No I'm sleep texting." Sarcasm is extremely heavy while using any mode of communication with my sister. I waited for her response wondering if she would get the sarcastic point of the text (she isn't the most observant being).

The first part of her replying text said, "Oh ok..." Like she didn't care if I was actually asleep or not she was just going to tell me anyways. Sometime I am going to have to tell more sister stories.

Day 02 - Your least favourite PJO book?

I love all of the Percy Jackson books, but I have to say that The Sea of Monsters isn't my favorite. Mostly because Grover isn't in it as much (him being goatnapped and all). While I may love Percy and Annabeth I was not so thrilled to see that Grover wasn't as much of a part of the adventure. However Clarisse was a great addition to the story. She has that whole "Daughter of Ares" thing going for her.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 01 - Your favourite PJO book?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian is my favorite book from the series. Every thing happens in this book from the bad guy being defeated to Percy and Annabeth finally becoming a thing. It also sets up the next series: Heroes of Olympus. Even though the mythology isn't exact, I love each of these books, but I love this one just a little more.

I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-algebra Teacher

I has found a new challenge!! Can you tell that I am excited? It is because it is Percy Jackson!! Hehe!

Here it is:

30 Day Percy Jackson Challenge

DAY 01 - Your favourite PJO book?
DAY 02 - Your least favourite PJO book?
DAY 03 - If you were a demigod, whose child would you be?
DAY 04 - Who is your favourite male character?
DAY 05 - Who is your favourite female character?
DAY 06 - Who is your least favourite male character?
DAY 07 - Who is your least favourite female character?
DAY 08 - Logan Lerman or Jake Abel?
DAY 09 - Your opinion on Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase?
DAY 10 - Your favourite scene in The Lightning Thief movie?
DAY 11 - Your least favourite scene in The Lightning Thief Movie?
DAY 12 - Your favourite part in The Lightning Thief book that wasn’t included in the movie?
DAY 13 - Sea of Monsters movie: Yes or No?
DAY 14 - Your ideal movie cast?
DAY 15 - Your favourite quote from the series?
DAY 16 - Your favourite Olympian?
DAY 17 - Your favourite minor god?
DAY 18 - Your favourite Greek myth?
DAY 19 - Your favourite hero?
DAY 20 - Your favorite mythological creature
DAY 21 - If you were stuck in an island forever with the condition that only one god could visit you, which god would it be?
DAY 22 - A scene from the books that made you happy/laugh
DAY 23 - A scene from the books that made you sad/cry
DAY 24 - Your favourite mortal
DAY 25 - Your favourite prophecy
DAY 26 - Favourite Ship
DAY 27 - Best kiss
DAY 28 - OMG moment A.K.A Best Plot Twist
DAY 29 - Saddest character death
DAY 30 - Demigods or vampires

Day 14 - Write about anything you want

Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Kelley Winslow has had a tough six months. Her boyfriend, Sonny Flannery, is in the Otherworld hunting the Wild Hunt; she is trying to cope with her Faerie heritage; and she is under a lot of pressure to be the best Juliet ever seen on stage. If she thought all of this was hard it is nothing compared to the trouble that awaits her.

Meeting up with characters old and new, Kelley is learning that it is never wise to trust a Fae. Even though Faeries cannot tell lies, she finds it hard to know when they are being completely straight with her - especially when Kelley's and Sonny's lives are on the line. Dark secrets come to light and when they do will they keep Kelley and Sonny together or tear them apart?

Darklight is an wonderful sequel to Wonderous Strange, the first book in the trilogy. Picking up six months after the first book, it puts readers right into the action and the mystery as the story unfolds. What exactly is going on in the Otherworld? Who exactly is Sonny Flannery? Readers will race through the pages to find out. Filled with mystery, adventure, and romance, this is a perfect read for teens (or adults) looking for a bit of an escape from reality.

Day 13 - Write about something you absolutely love

There are many things that I love with my whole heart and one of those things are books. I love books more than I love chocolate, and that is saying something because chocolate is amazing. You have to keep buying chocolate over and over again, but with books you only need to buy one once and it is yours for forever. It may be read in one sitting, but you always have the option to come back to it and read it again.

Books are my friends when I am sad and alone. They remind me that I could have it much worse and that if I just use my imagination, I can end up in a far away land. The characters are my best friends and I don't know what I would do without some of them. They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me angry, they make me happy. Characters are like real people in my imagination and without books I would never have a far off magical kingdom where I could hide and be free.

Without books I wouldn't be me.

Day 12 - Short story

The floor was a mess. It looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned in months. There was a fine layer of dust on the surfaces of the room. Cobwebs hung from the light fixtures and in the corners. The bed was made, but the dust was there too. The room could have been nice if it had been kept clean, but it hadn’t. It had been left undisturbed. Until now, that is.

Aaron walked into the room and tried not to breathe. This had been his sister’s room, his twin’s room. Aaron and Alexia had been inseparable when they were little. Alexia had been his voice for so many years; years he had chosen not to speak. Now, she was married to the man of her dreams and her room was still the same as when she had left it at the age of eighteen. That was their mother's doing of course. She hadn't seemed to want to let go, even when she had grand babies on the way.

If Aaron were being honest with himself, he would know that he was here to remember. His life had never been as easy as Alexia’s. She had been the outgoing one, the popular one. He had been shy; some would go as far as saying anti-social. He didn’t like being the center of attention and Alexia had known that. She had protected him. Now that they were older, Aaron knew how to handle himself, but he still missed the way the two of them had been. The feeling of having someone know him better than he knew himself was a feeling that he missed dearly.

He was jealous of his twin. He had been for a long time, but he was learning to get over that jealousy. He looked around the room again and was sad. He had let his other half go, had destroyed their relationship and now this was all he had left. A single room in his mother's house. A room filled with as much dust as there were memories. With a sad smile Aaron closed the door behind him. He knew that he was going to change things, that the room behind him would once again shine.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen has led a difficult life in the Seam, the poorest section of District 12. She had watched her father die in a coal mining accident and her mother fade away from her and her sister Prim. Now that Prim is twelve, her name has been entered in the yearly Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is how the Capitol keeps the outlaying twelve districts in line. Each district has to give two tributes, from the between the ages twelve to eighteen (one boy and one girl), to fight in a game were only one can survive. When Prim's name is called during the reaping, Katniss knows her only choice is to volunteer to take her sister's place.

To Katniss, the Games mean almost certain death, but for a girl who has had to struggle to survive she will make sure to go down with a fight. Without really trying, Katniss and her fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark, become top contenders. In order to win Katniss will have to put everything she believes to the side - humanity and love have no place in the fight for survival and that is exactly what Katniss intends to do.

While the book may start off a bit slow, it quickly picks up the pace. Each chapter leads into the next almost without any break. As readers learn Katniss' story, they will fall in love with her and with Peeta. It is a story of survival and a story of death. This novel will keep readers in suspense, even long after the book has been set down. This is not a happy story and while the ending does give the reader hope, it is not a hope of happily ever after. Even with all of the darkness in the story, readers will fall in love with the dystopian world that Suzanne Collins created in this first book of The Hunger Games trilogy.

Heartless by Gail Carriger

Lady Alexia Maccon is at it again, only this time she is eight months pregnant. She delves deeper into her husband's past when there is a threat to the queen only to discover that she is on the wrong trail. There is much more than werewolves, vampires, and teapots in this book. Will she ever figure out who is behind the plot? Is it the vampires or werewolves? Could it even be a ghost? Will the newest member of her husband's pack ever fit in? Secrets are revealed and what exactly is Alexia going to do when the infant-inconvenience is born?

Filled with the same lovable characters as the previous three books, Heartless is a great continuation of the story started in Soulless (the first book of The Parasol Protectorate series). How Alexia manages to make it though her assorted troubles and solves the mystery behind the death threat is any one's guess.

This book is filled to the brim with great treasures, just like Alexia's parasol. It truly is "a novel of vampires, werewolves, and teapots." Fast paced and fun to read, readers will enjoy this fourth instalment in the cleverly written series. Readers will enjoy the continued story of old characters and the added in newer characters. It is a lovely balance of wit, charm, and action - with a side of romance.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 11 - Write about anything that's currently on your mind

I'm beginning to think that my characters are out to get me. They don't talk for months on end and then suddenly they all make noise at once. I can't even pick out what they are trying to say. When I go back to ask specific characters they act all innocent and wide eyed. They tell me, "Talking? We were talking? Are you sure?" I think they are trying to make me crazy.

Then I write the "love story" for this challenge. It starts out and I think, "Okay, nice third person." Then suddenly out of far left field there comes this voice of a girl. Her story is sad, but I don't know her name nor the extent of her story. She thinks she is damaged goods and she is very sarcastic at times. Sarcasm is her coping mechanism. Tragically heartbroken. Sounds fun...

I also have my old characters. The ones who sit out and taunt me at times. Like Ginny and Draco from my Ginny/Draco fanfic. They keep telling me (yes, I know this makes me sound crazy) that their story is going to be over twenty chapters. I have only written eight plus a future scene. How could they possibly know? And why won't they just let me write chapter nine? *tears of frustration*

When writers tell you that they are crazy or insane, this is the reason why. Their characters drive them to the edge. It almost always comes back to the characters (for me at least).

Day 10 - Write a letter to your future self

Dear me,

Hi. How you doing? Married yet? Well, depends on how far in the future you will see this...hmm, met a guy yet? Are you still winning the pathetic game? Because I can see that happening for a very long time. Just remember that Teresa wins when it comes to her computers. Hehe, so sad and yet I find it funny(two computers dead in six months). I am sure you still will in the future.

Well if you haven't met a guy or gotten married, have you at least watched the new Sherlock series? Or Doctor Who? Were they any good? Is your mind still blown about River Song? Because that was an unexpected twist in the story.

How is writing going? Have you written the next Harry Potter? Or any Harlequin/Silhouette books? I think those would be the most humorous to find out that I have written. Or are you in the science field? Writing about science maybe? Well what ever you are doing, I hope you are happy.

Since I don't really have much to say (as I have no clue what the future may hold) I think I will say goodbye.

Hoping you are well,


P.S. Have you and cousin opened your tea/book store? Because that would be so totally awesome!!

Day 9 - Write a love story

The boy was tall; over six feet in height. His arm was wrapped around the shoulders of a girl. She was maybe as tall as the middle of his chest. Their height difference would have been comical if they hadn't looked so sweet.

Her long brown hair twisted in front of her face in the breeze and he reached over to brush it out of her eyes. I couldn't tell from where I was sitting in the park what color her eyes were, but I imagined them to be green. I imagined that she had freckles splashed across her nose. She turned towards him and I could see that she was smiling at him.

His brown hair was short, but just long enough to be ruffled in the passing breeze. His skin was tanned by the summer sun. Maybe his eyes were brown and maybe he didn't have the freckles I imagined his girlfriend had. He was sharing her smile now. They made a cute pair, even though their heights weren't exactly complimentary.

They hadn't been together for very long. I could tell because they still had a happy glow around them. They hadn't become hardened or chastised. They were truly happy - the honeymoon stage. I was fine watching them, but if I got closer to them or if they got closer to me I would be able to feel the hole in my chest throb. Of course it isn't a literal hole. How could I have a hole in my chest and still be alive? This isn't "Torchwood: Miracle Day".

The girls turned toward the boy and stood on her tip toes. He grinned even more and bent down in order to kiss her. I don't think I had seen a sight so cute in a long time. I suppose that is what happens when one closes themselves off from society. Just because I suffered heartbreak doesn't mean that everyone will suffer the same fate. Easier to say than to believe, but I'm trying. I really hope the pair in this park aren't destined for the heartbreak I have gone through. That would be harsh for such a perfectly cute pairing.

Their kiss ended and they separated. It looked as if they were going their separate ways. Maybe their parents didn't approve or maybe they both didn't drive and had to walk home at opposite sides of the park. I think I'll go with their parents don't approve. Makes things seem more romantic. I might have to come back tomorrow and see if they are here again. I could use a pretend love story in my life.

Tea makes the world go round

I have been missing most recently because I haven't been feeling well. On Wednesday I had a fever and just looking at my computer screen made me feel nauseous. Yesterday I still didn't feel in tip-top shape and I have been plagued by headaches since Tuesday. Now I have a headache (but I am braving through computer usage) and I just hurt my knee somehow. I think life hates me. What did I do in a past life that was so bad?

My theory: I was a Nazi during WWII. That or Voldemort and his death eaters really existed and I was a death eater. This must be the reason that I love writing about death and gore, but hate seeing it first hand or in movies. I am wishing my writing challenge had a horror story day, that way I could share the twisted things my brain comes up with sometimes. Death by pruning shears is not the way to go, let me tell you.

I hope to write some of the challenge entries today as well as a book review (Heartless by Gail Carriger). I have also started reading The Hunger Games (so far I really like it even though it makes me sad). I have also been drinking tea (mint tea) to help my stomach feel better since I was sick. So far it seems to be working a little.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 8 - Write about anything you like

For some reason I love writing fluffy romance stories. I know that stories like this are not exactly what happens in real life, but writing and reading them are a guilty pleasure of mine. Harlequin and Silhouette romance novels have found their way onto my bookshelves. I have been told numerous times by my mother that in order to break out into writing I should write romance novels...all I could think was, "oh good lord, I can hardly finish a fanfic, let alone a novel."

However, I do think that if I want to be an author the best way might be to write for Harlequin/Silhouette. Crazy to think about, but I am sure I could do better than one of the Silhouette novels I read last year. The plot was not the greatest and it wasn't the tip top story that I hoped it would be. Needless to say, I should probably work on my writing a bit more before I send in a manuscript for them to review.

Day 7 - Write a short poem


Polished shine with a black handle,
Rattling excitedly on the hot burner.
Emitting steam and whistling jovially;
Poured into the perfect coffee mug,
Making tea for a relaxing night.